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Lion in Winter Oct 7th 2020 5:42 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12919725)
Strange creatures, women. I knew one once... striking-looking girl... tall, you know... father was a banker.


Good card player?

BristolUK Oct 7th 2020 5:51 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12919725)
Strange creatures, women. I knew one once... striking-looking girl... tall, you know... father was a banker.

You must have been keen on her because you took her to see India.

DaveLovesDee Oct 7th 2020 6:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12919725)
Strange creatures, women. I knew one once... striking-looking girl... tall, you know... father was a banker.

Rhyming slang? Or did he work in financial services? :p

BristolUK Oct 7th 2020 6:31 pm

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12919752)
Rhyming slang? Or did he work in financial services? :p

Ahem. Major Gowen.

Red Eric Oct 7th 2020 7:37 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12919757)

I thought everybody knew that.

Mind you, you know what thought did.....

DaveLovesDee Oct 7th 2020 7:55 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12919757)
Ahem.

If you've got a cough, you should use the Covid symptom checker :p


Originally Posted by Red Eric (Post 12919778)
I thought everybody knew that.

Mind you, you know what thought did.....

I tawt I taw a putty tat.....

Scamp Oct 8th 2020 6:50 am

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 12919661)
You just need a woopin'
It is nice that the World in many ways has caught up with me, and others of my age like me, and for many what is now normal to say and think was, back in the day, unorthodox, but, I am like everyone on a life journey, and I learn and change everyday. Gender issues are compartivley new to me. I'd also say it took me being married, living with a woman day to day for me to see life through a woman's lens, even though I thought I knew, I didn't. It will be interesting to see how those being born today see the World in 20 years, issues I hadn't even considered. Maybe then, I will feel like a boomer.

Sometimes we all need a woopin' :lol:

I think you're right though, which was kind of my point. You will have started with view or opinions or said things that you might not think or say now.
The next generation will start with what you now think and progress from there.
It's no a criticism of progress, acknowledging it and trying to keep up with it is hard.
I will think differently again in 20 years to how I think now, which is different to how I thought 20 years ago. Being a product of your environment and then changing that mindset is massively difficult.

As long as we all avoid turning into a Karen then we're good.

Lion in Winter Oct 8th 2020 12:24 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12919892)
Sometimes we all need a woopin' :lol:

I think you're right though, which was kind of my point. You will have started with view or opinions or said things that you might not think or say now.
The next generation will start with what you now think and progress from there.
It's no a criticism of progress, acknowledging it and trying to keep up with it is hard.
I will think differently again in 20 years to how I think now, which is different to how I thought 20 years ago. Being a product of your environment and then changing that mindset is massively difficult.

As long as we all avoid turning into a Karen then we're good.


It won't necessarily progress. Regression is always a possibility, as we have seen with the rise of right-wing populism, the election of Trump, brexit and its collateral damage. Be vigilant, grasshopper. Things that have been won can be lost.

el collado kid Oct 8th 2020 3:13 pm

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What would people prefer trump um biden um ummah,Now you know just how good old boris is rule britannia.Considering the circumstances not to bad he will get a kick in the balls whatever he does,who would want to be a world leader in these times with so many people who know whats right and wrong and shout from the safety of their computer.Easey init.

BristolUK Oct 9th 2020 3:24 pm

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It has its own thread but that will eventually die off and I think it worth mentioning here too, just to keep it as a relevant example.
How the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan's governor unravelled

“Snatch and grab, man,” Adam Fox told an FBI informant in July. “Grab the ****in’ governor. Just grab the bitch. Because at that point, we do that, dude – it’s over.”

Fox, from Michigan, is now facing a potential life sentence, along with five other men, for an elaborate plan to kidnap the state’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and put her on trial for “treason”, according to the FBI...
According to the affidavit, plotters twice surveilled the governor’s vacation home and discussed blowing up a bridge leading to the house and using a boat to flee with the captured Whitmer.

Jsmth321 Oct 9th 2020 10:58 pm

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This is extremely dangerous to our democracy


Kiwikaye Oct 9th 2020 11:18 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12920539)
This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

https://youtu.be/_fHfgU8oMSo

Wow, that is terrifying. I don't live in the US so not sure whether they are ALL right-wing news channels, I guess they must be local affiliates of one network? Whether right or left though, that is not good.

paulry Oct 9th 2020 11:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12920539)
This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

Indeed it is. Are there any channels in the US that simply report the news without bias? And as for the opinion segments, is there any channel that demonstrates strong and tolerant diversities of opinion?

Jsmth321 Oct 10th 2020 12:08 am

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 

Originally Posted by Kiwikaye (Post 12920542)
Wow, that is terrifying. I don't live in the US so not sure whether they are ALL right-wing news channels, I guess they must be local affiliates of one network? Whether right or left though, that is not good.

Local affiliates owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, basically like a franchise. Sinclair owns and operates their stations, and pays the national networks money to use their name, and rights to broadcast their TV shows and national news.

Sinclair owns 193 stations in 100 markets, and reaches about 40% of US households, they are one of the biggest broadcast companies in terms of how many stations they control across the US.

Most of their stations are affiliated with CBS, Fox and The CW (the CW is a 2nd tier network)

This is the wiki on the company

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sincla...clair_stations








paulry Oct 10th 2020 11:30 pm

Re: The New Conservative Age - a good thing?
 
My wife and I watched the documentary "Uncle Tom" last night, where black conservatives have their say. Very inspirational watching, the story of people who have been fed the narrative of victims who while acknowledging they had a horrific past were able to pull themselves beyond all of that, love their country and make the most of the very many opportunities that their country extended to them. The recognition by them that they are not so-called liberals but are conservatives and the world is their oyster. In contrast to those who have been made to believe that they are perpetual victims owed reparations, and that the system is stacked against them. Very interesting and very inspirational - a very human story with circumstances, responses and results that has been replicated around the world. People who refuse to accept the "liberal" narrative that they are victims - whether that victim narrative is right or wrong, consistently do better than those who wallow in it. Still pondering over many of the things that were discussed. Would love to sit at a table with all of the people who featured in the documentary and to learn more. I think there is something in that documentary for everyone to learn.


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